The Southern Ontario Water Consortium is writing a regular blog for Water Canada Magazine focusing on the latest news, developments and information from around the SOWC. The blog can be found online on Water Canada’s website.
SOWC: Approvals Innovation at Ontario Ministry of the Environment
Innovative companies and researchers in the wastewater and resource recovery sector are developing groundbreaking technologies aimed at providing solutions to wastewater treatment challenges, and they are interested in evaluating and demonstrating technology outside of the lab, in the real world.
Companies and researchers sometimes need a host location to demonstrate the effectiveness of new technologies. Even if such a partner can be identified, there may be significant cost in terms of time and resources invested in developing a partnership with a willing municipality and obtaining the appropriate environmental approvals.